Happy New Year 2021
The entire seaZen team wishes you an excellent year 2021. These are Zen and Confident wishes that we want to share with you today.
How can you not remain Zen after having welcomed more than 4,000 visitors aboard seaZen and seeing how everyone is amazed by the silent and odourless sailing experience of the electric sailing. To date, almost 8000 km have been covered since the first boat tour in June 2016 at Beaulieu-sur-Mer until the opening in August 2021 of the Juan-les-Pins site. To date, not a single kilowatt has been consumed on the electricity network... not to mention that zero grams of CO2 has been emitted! So yes, the public takes pleasure in sailing on a boat that glides at a maximum speed of 5 knots. In fact, the vast majority of boaters are looking first and foremost to experience a Zen moment.
We all want a better world and environmentally friendly sailing. So far our experience has shown that technology is mature but that the hardest thing is to change our consumption habits.
In spring 2020 the world was stunned by the images of the Venice lagoon with its crystal-clear waters. In Nice, we witnessed in wonder the return of dolphins into Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat's bay. At the height of the confinement, Tuna, a Sperm Whale and a Rorqual whale were reported all along our coastline. We realized 2 things :
- Nature can come back very quickly
- We are able to change our boating habits
If we look back over the past year, we can guess what we missed the most to make the energy transition a success. What we have missed the most so far is confidence in our ability to change our habits. Covid's force majeure has proved that we are capable of such unbearable changes as lockdown, curfews and the closure of many activities such as Restaurants and Cinemas. Compared to all this, the switch to electric navigation is a change of habit that brings pleasure and a better lifestyle.
So yes, we can all change and transform yachting at sea for a more pleasant and environmentally friendly navigation. How can we not be confident? The future depends on all of us together.